Greenwood, offense struggle as New Britain Bees drop third straight, series to Sugar Land

Published on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 22:30


NEW BRITAIN - For the New Britain Bees, their series against the Sugar Land Skeeters ended much differently than it started.

After winning the first game of a four-game set, the Bees proceeded to drop the next three, including Wednesday morning’s seven-inning game 5-0 to complete the makeshift road series due to Hurricane Harvey.

New Britain had trouble both hitting and pitching. Starter Nick Greenwood allowed all five runs over his six innings of work. The Southington native also gave up five hits while striking out three and walking one.

But while Greenwood (3-5) struggled, his offense hardly helped.

The Bees managed just three hits on Wednesday courtesy of James Skelton, Jon Griffin and Yusuke Kajimoto. All three base hits were singles that led of innings.

Skelton and Griffin also reached base on a walk apiece.

Sugar Land starter Jake Hale, meanwhile, picked up his 10th win of the season, throwing all seven innings. Hale struck out four and walked two.

The Skeeters struck first in the bottom of the third when Josh Prince and Anthony Giansanti hit back-to-back RBI doubles. Albert Cordero hit a solo home run an inning later to put New Britain down 3-0, while Joe Benson capped off Sugar Land’s scoring in the fifth with a two-run homer.

As the Skeeters were putting runs on the scoreboard, the Bees were still trying to figure out Hale. New Britain sent just three batters to the plate in five of the seven innings. In the other two, it sent up four.

The Bees will now have a scheduled off day before beginning a four-game series on the road against the Liberty Division leading Long Island Ducks on Friday.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, General Sports, New Britain Bees on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 22:30. Updated: Wednesday, 30 August 2017 22:34.